EELS FALL 2022

Environmental & Energy Law Section Fall Meeting 2022 | Saratoga Springs

Tuesday, October 18 – 19, 2022

Excelsior Springs Event Center, 47 Excelsior Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

4.0 MCLE Credits | 4.0 Areas of Professional Practice

Program Overview: Implementing New York’s Clean Energy and Climate Change Agenda – Where Are We?

New York is at the forefront in the fight against climate change.  As part of its efforts, there have been numerous regulatory and legislative initiatives over the last few years, including the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, the Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth & Community Benefits Act and the Clean Energy Standard.  This program will cover where New York is in its clean energy and climate agenda, focusing on the work of the Climate Action Council and the impending Scoping Plan, Department of Environmental Conservation’s regulatory initiatives and recent denials of high-profile Title V permits, permitting before the Office of Renewable Energy Siting, NYSERDA’s progress in meeting the Clean Energy Standard and the interplay of the Public Service Commission’s mission to ensure affordable, safe, secure and reliable power.

Highlights:

  1. Is New York on track to meet its ambitious clean energy and climate agenda?
  2. What are the various state agencies (NYSDEC, ORES, NYSERDA and the PSC) doing to ensure that New York’s clean energy and climate goals are met?

Luncheon Keynote Speaker:
Robert Rosenthal, General Counsel, New York Public Service Commission

Pricing:

$190 Full Conference Section Member: (includes Tuesday reception/dinner, Wednesday CLE & Wednesday luncheon)

$250 Full Conference NYSBA Member: (includes Tuesday reception/dinner, Wednesday CLE & Wednesday luncheon)

$350 Full Conference Non-NYSBA Member: (includes Tuesday reception/dinner, Wednesday CLE & Wednesday luncheon)

$25 Full Conference Law Student

Tuesday Reception/Dinner Only: $120

Wednesday Luncheon Only: $55

Section member CLE Only: $75

NYSBA member CLE Only: $100

Non-NYSBA member CLE Only: $125

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received more than 10 days from the scheduled event date 100% refund
Cancellations received between 1-10 days from the scheduled event date 50% refund
Cancellations received day of or after the scheduled event date No refund

Tuesday, October 18

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Executive Committee Meeting

Environmental & Energy Law Section Courtyard By Marriott Hotel, Schuyler Room, Lobby Level

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Conference Check-In / Registration

Conference Foyer, Excelsior Event Center

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Reception

Excelsior Event Center

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Dinner

Excelsior Event Center

Wednesday, October 19

7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Registration/CLE Sign

Continental breakfast Excelsior Event Center

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Implementation of the CLCPA – Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act

10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

Coffee Break

10:20 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

Office of Renewable Energy Siting (ORES) Update and Environmental Siting Issues

11:10 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.

The Clean Energy Standard

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Luncheon

Speakers:

Section Chair, James P. Rigano, Esq., Rigano, LLC, Melville, NY
Program Chair, Yvonne Hennessey, Esq., Barclay Damon LLP, Albany, NY
Jonathan A. Binder, Esq., Chief, Bureau of Climate, Air, and Energy NYSDEC Office of General Counsel, Albany, NY
Alicia Legland, Esq., Associate, Hodgson Russ LLP, Albany, NY
Hayley Carlock, Esq., Director of Advocacy and Legal Affairs, Scenic Hudson, Inc., Poughkeepsie, NY
William F. Kellermeyer, Esq., Associate, Knauf Shaw LLP, Rochester, NY
Amy Kendall, Esq., Partner, Knauf Shaw LLP, Rochester, NY
Thomas Paul, Esq., Counsel, Barclay Damon LLP, Syracuse, NY
Laura Bomyea Darling, Esq., Young Sommer LLC, Albany, NY
Janine Whitken, Assistant Vice-President Earth & Environment, WSP USA, Glenelg, MD
Carl Sadowski, AICP, Senior Environmental Planner, WSP USA, Washington, DC
Moderator: Michael Hecker, Esq., Partner, Hodgson Russ LLP, Buffalo, NY
Thomas A. King, Esq., Senior Counsel, NYS Energy Research and Development Authority, Albany, NY
Alex Stein, Esq., Senior Counsel, NYS Energy Research and Development Authority, New York, NY
Nathaniel Chumley, Esq., Counsel, NYS Energy Research and Development Authority Albany, NY
Thomas Dwyer, Esq., Assistant Counsel, New York State Department of Public Service Albany, NY

Zoghlin Group

Zoghlin Group

KnaufShaw

Knauf Shaw

Hodgson Russ

Hodgson Russ

Barclay Damon

Barclay Damon LLP

There is a limited room block at the Courtyard by Marriott directly adjacent to the Excelsior Springs Events Center.

Last Day to Book: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Link: Book your group rate for NYS Bar Association Environmental and Energy Law Section

NYS Bar Association Environmental and Energy Law Section
Start Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2022
End Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Courtyard Saratoga Springs for 159 USD per night

COVID-19:

Vaccination required to attend any NYSBA event, reception or program in person.